The Good Servant

The Good Servant

Fern Britton

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A4 159x240mm
400 pages
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Book Overview

Don’t miss the sweeping new summer hardback from Sunday Times bestselling author Fern Britton

It is 1932 and Marion Crawford has her future mapped out. She has always dreamt of being a teacher, helping the children who need her most – and one day, perhaps, she hopes to fall in love and have children of her own.
But everything is thrown off-course by a job offer she cannot refuse. She starts teaching the young princesses, Lilibet and Margaret, and is suddenly indispensable to the Royal family. Pulled into this extraordinary world, Marion starts to put her duty before her dreams. Without knowing it, she begins to lose herself.
When she meets George and falls in love for the first time, Marion faces an impossible choice. She must choose between her work, her sense of duty – and the love of her life.
From the no.1 Sunday Times bestselling author comes a powerful novel about one woman’s struggle, and her small but vital place in history.

About the author

Fern Britton is the highly acclaimed author of eight Sunday Times bestselling novels. Her books, all set in Cornwall, are cherished for their warmth, wit and wisdom, and have won Fern legions of loyal readers. Fern has been a judge for the Costa Book of the Year Award and is a supporter of the Reading Agency, promoting literacy and reading. A hugely popular household name through iconic shows such as This Morning and Fern Britton Meets . . . Fern is also a much sought-after presenter and radio host. She has also turned her hand to theatre and toured with Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s award-winning Calendar Girls. Fern has twin sons and two daughters and lives in Cornwall in a house full of good food, wine, family, friends and gardening books.


  • Praise for Fern Britton:
  • ‘A charming story that is full of hope…will help put a spring in your step’ The Courier
  • ‘This is ideal holiday reading’ Woman
  • ‘A warm, easy read that depicts the joys of rural Cornwall’ Daily Mail
  • ‘The warmth and empathy that have made Fern Britton such a popular TV presenter are evident in her latest novel’ Woman’s Weekly